Students in the UK mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Students in the UK mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 on Campus involved students across the country, Jewish and not Jewish, coming together to commemorate victims of the Nazi genocide.

Below are a selection of the memorials and events that took place in the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

Events will continue to take place across campus in the UK according to UJS.

For further information, contact UJS, or individuals Jewish Societies (Jsocs).

Ella Rose, UJS President told the Jewish News that “Holocaust Education is such an important part of the work we do as UJS; as a national union and as J-Socs on campus running events. These events vary from Holocaust Survivors speaking at events to having stalls in the centre of campus to educate students on the Holocaust. It is important that we ensure the atrocities of the Holocaust never happen again and are never forgotten.  I am so proud and privileged to see the work of all students in playing their part in teaching and keeping Holocaust Education going.”

Birmingham J-Soc

Birmingham Jsoc had stalls on the University of Birmingham campus and Birmingham City campus commemorating the Holocaust.

Mindu Hornick, Holocaust Survivor, addressed Birmingham students with her story and about her life since the tragic events of the Holocaust

Coventry J-Soc

Coventry had a stand at their Students Union – educating on the Holocaust     

Kings Jsoc

Kings in London, an educational stand on the Strand Campus educating fellow students on the Holocaust  

Leeds Jsoc

In the North, Leeds held an event with Holocaust Survivor, Gertrude Silman.

Nottingham J-Soc

In conjunction with the University of Nottingham Students’ Union LGBT Network, Nottingham Black and Minority Ethnic Students and Nottingham Student Union, they hosted a Holocaust Memorial Day Service  

Cambridge University J-soc

Cambridge showed a screening of the Channel 4 documentary – Night Will Fall, followed by a mini-lecture on post-Holocaust Jewish thought by Dr Tamra Wright – Director of Academic Studies at the London School of Jewish Studies and Lecturer at King’s College London.

Goldsmiths J-Soc

A variety of students, chaplains and student officers spoke at an event that was open to all students. The event also included speech from UJS President, Ella Rose, and the Mayor of Lewisham, Steve Bullock.

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